AUSTIN (KXAN) - Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was released from jail Thursday after serving half of her 45-day sentence on a drunken driving conviction.
"Rosemary greatly appreciates the professionalism and dedication of the Travis County Jail staff," stated an email from the office of the District Attorney. "Rosemary will provide a statement to the media in the near future."
Lehmberg was set free shortly after midnight Thursday and arrived at her house just after 1 a.m. The driver who picked Lehmberg up from the county jail declined to comment on the situation.
The sheriff's office, which operates the county jail, said Lehmberg had maintained "good-behavior status" since being locked up after she pleaded guilty to DWI on April 19.
In the coming days, Rosemary will be making arrangements to seek professional treatment and better understand her behavior. She will also meet with members of her staff with whom she been communicating throughout the last three weeks.
Lehmberg, a Democrat in the first year of her second term, was arrested late April 12 in western Travis County and booked into jail after midnight April 13. Security video showed Lehmberg kicking her cell door and having to be restrained by jail staff while in custody.
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